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Allen, Maurine

ALLEN, MAURINE                                                                                       June 2, 1910 – September 3, 1998

Maurine Allen, 88, of Naples died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998 in a Naples nursing center.  Mrs. Allen was born June 2, 1910 in Morris Co.  She was a retired stewardess, homemaker and member of Cottrell Chapel CME and Norris S Currey CEM Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and choir member, and she was a Heroine of Jericho, Court No. 232.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Marion and Kathy Ford of Las Vegas and Edwin and Berdie Rutherford of Naples; one brother, Paul Allen, Sr. of Naples; three sisters, Anna Belle Cannon of Naples, Essie D. Cannon of Los Angeles and Mollie Hill of Oakland, CA; eight grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Services were Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998 at Norris S. Curry CME Church in Naples with the Rev. Q. T. Williams and the rev. R. N. King officiating.  Burial will be in the Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Tumey Mortuary. (Sec C, L South Side)

Bedell, Anna Dean

BEDELL, ANNA DEAN                                                                              October 14, 1938 -- May 26, 1998

Anna Dean Bedell, 59, of Omaha, died at her home Tuesday, May 26, 1998.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Thursday, May 28, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Ms. Bedell was a member of the First Baptist Church and was retired from Dunn & Bradstreet.  She had made her home in Omaha for the past four years.  Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Thad Lee Hall of Omaha; two nephews, Terry Hall of Houston and Thad Louis Hall of Omaha; and three great-nephews, Lance Hall, Louis Hall and Frank Hall.   (L Row 5 BL 28)

Belyeu, Myrtle Talley Mrs. Myrtle Talley Belyeu, 92, of Omaha, died Monday, March 9, 1998 at her home.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11,  at the Concord Baptist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Glen Griffith and the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating. Burial was in the Concord Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Belyeu was born September 12, 1905, in Bowie County.  She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  She was the daughter of the Rev. Doc Talley, a Primitive Baptist preacher.  Survivors include  sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ovie Boozer , Wilma Talley and Chloe Talley; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Wendell Boozer, Leonard Belyeu, Eddie Gray, Richard Smith, Ernest Smith, Weymond Gray and M. D. McCollum.
Biddle, Louise Wells Services for Louise Wells Biddle, 63, of Omaha were conducted Friday, December 5, 1998 at Alexander Funeral Home in Naples.  Mrs. Biddle was born December 2, 1935 in Redhill.  She died Wednesday December 2, 1998 at her home.  She was retired from Furon Company; a member of First Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Omaha.   Survivors include her husband, B. J. Biddle of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law Linda and James Portwood of Omaha; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Virginia Laney of Cookville and James and Clara Laney of Omaha; three grandchildren, Joseph Costello, Koko Cameron and Jamie Portwood; six great-grandchildren; two nieces and a number of other relatives.  Services with the Revs. Nolan Richey and Glen Griffith officiating.  Burial was in Concord Cemetery.
Blackwood, Jean

BLACKWOOD, JEAN                                                                                  October 18, 1934 – February 24, 1998

Jean Blackwood, 63, of Naples, died at her home Tuesday, February 24, 1998, after a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Thursday, February 26, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. James Gibbs and the Rev. Hugh Gibbs officiating.  Burial was in the Wilder Cemetery at Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mrs. Blackwood was born October 18, 1934, to Ira and Bertha Smith Franklin in Morris County.  She was a Methodist, a former employee of Redbud Retreat Nursing Home and a lifetime resident of Naples.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Blackwood, whom she married October 29, 1973.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Norris Roach of Naples; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy (Bear) and Karen Barron of Greenwood, AR, Tommy and Debbie Barron of Omaha, and Doug and Kathy Barron of Hughes Springs; three sisters, Lavenia Tye and Vera Carlile, both of Naples, and Mildred Fleming of Alabama; one brother, Johnny Franklin of Nash; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Lester Roach, Justin Roach, T. J. Barron, Andy Barron, Jason Roach and D. J. Barron.  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Hospice. (B Row 13)

Bonnor, Johnnie B.

BONNER, JOHNNIE B.                                                                             September 18, 1922 – October 8, 1998

Johnnie B. Bonner, 76, of Naples, died Sunday, October 8, 1998, following a brief illness.  Funeral services will be at 2 pm, Saturday, November 14, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. James Boyce officiating, and burial will be in the Morning Star Cemetery in Naples, under the direction of Reeder-David Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.  Sis. Bonner was born September 18, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Germany.  She was raised by Mrs. Ella Porter after her mother died during child birth.  She was a member of the Wilkerson Temple Church of God in Christ where she was a faithful member and worker serving as church treasurer and Sunday school teacher.  She was married March 29, 1941 to Jimmie E. Bonner and they were the parents of five children.  Survivors include Clarence Williams of McAllen; James Bonner of Naples; Margaret Young of Garland, and Joyce and Erbie Bonner of Naples; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a nephew, Robert Nickleberry, Jr., and a host of other relatives and friends.  (Sec D, Left at fork bet  A & C)

Bost, Clyde

BOST, CLYDE                                                                                            January 5, 1905 – May 3, 1998

Mrs. Clyde Bost, 93, of Omaha, died Sunday, may 3, 1998.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Tuesday, May 5, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh and the Rev. Johnny Hailes officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mrs. Bost was born January 5, 1905.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, a former employee of James Bowie School, and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Preceding Mrs. Bost in death was her husband, Harry Bost, and a grandson, Howard Hart.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannine and Wayne Hart of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Nancy Parham of Lake O’ the Pines; two granddaughters, Barbara Carr of Mt. Vernon, and Aileen Lindsey of Houston; and four great grandchildren,  Dustin Carr, Brantin Carr, Brigitte Carr and Brianne Carr, all of Mt. Vernon.  Serving as pallbearers were J. L. Waits, Carl Pierce, Darrell Walker, Buddy May, Kevin Long and Bobby Johnson.  (G Row 5)

Brown, Lois

BROWN, LOIS                                                                                          January 20, 1919 – November 11, 1998

Lois Brown, 79, of Dallas, died Wednesday, November 11, 1998.  Funeral services were at 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 14, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples with the Rev. Bobby Jones officiating.  Burial was in the Wilder Cemetery in Naples.  She was born January 20, 1919 and was a member of the Fowler Bible study group, was self-employed with a classic doll business and a longtime resident of Dallas.  Survivors include one son, Steven T. Brown of Dallas; two daughter, Zoe Stone of Dallas and Cathy Warren of Dallas; one sister, Esther Dobecka of Pasadena; and four grandchildren, Peter, Andy, and Ben Warren of Dallas and Naomi Brown of Dallas.  (Location Unknown)

Caldwell, Jack Lee Jack Lee Caldwell, 67, of Omaha, died Sunday, November 22, 1998 at his residence in Omaha.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 25 at Concord Baptist Church under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.  The Rev. Nolan Richey and the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiated.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jackie Morris, Michael Jarvis, Jeff Swafford, Johnny Joyner, Warren Minor, Rafel Ranes.  Mr. Caldwell was born September 16, 1931 in El Paso.  A retired employee of Southern Union Gas Company, he attended Concord Baptist Church and was a former resident of El Paso.  He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Frank Lee and Carolyn Hopkins Caldwell of Omaha, Michael David and Tammy Caldwell of Omaha, Jubel and Janice Caldwell of Stephenvill, TX, Jason and Cheryl Caldwell of Hagerman, N.M. and son Joseph Martin Caldwell of Elk, Nev; daughter Tammy Abernathy of Georgetown, TX; sisters and brothers-in-law Louise and Danny Jones of Hurst and Jeanette and Jack Bodewees of San Francisco, CA; sister-in-law Nena Caldwell of Hurst, TX; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Martin and Bessie Johnson Caldwell, a brother Joseph Martin Caldwell, Jr., and a sister Mary Ann Caldwell Harris.
Carr, Royce Gaylin

CARR, ROYCE GAYLIN                                                                          March 21, 1963 – June 8, 1998

Royce Gaylin Carr, 35, of Lone Star, died Monday, June 8, 1998, in a Longview hospital.  Funeral services were at 10 am, Thursday, June 11, at the Veal Switch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Grubbs and the Rev. Kenny Williams officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Mr. Carr was born March 21, 1963, in Lone Star.  He was preceded in death by two grandfathers and grandmother, Jimmy Carr, and Early and Lota Jacobs.  Survivors include his parents, James and Shirley Carr of Lone Star; four brothers and sisters-in-law, James Earl and Charlotte Carr of Rocky Branch, Cecil Gordon and Yvonne Carr of Naples, Mark Allen and Jeannie Carr of Lone Star, and Ricky Lynn and Tammy Carr of Lone Star; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rebecca Ann Willson of Lone Star, and Melinda Gail and James Sharbine of Lone Star; a grandmother, Dovie Carr of Omaha; 18 nieces and nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  (NW Row 5)

Carter, Harold E.

CARTER, HAROLD E                                                                              July 14, 1925 – May 21, 1998

Harold E. Carter, 72, of Naples, died Thursday, May 21, 1998.  Funeral services were at 10 am, Saturday, May 23, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Trey Roberson officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mr. Carter was born, July 14, 1925.  He was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Co., and was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Naples; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John of Quincy, MA. and David and Tracey of Naples; three daughters and sons-in-law, Claudette and Jimmy Wakefield of Houston, Mary and Terry Lewis of Hockley, TX, and Barbara Carter of Naples; a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Dodie Carter of Carthage, MO; a sister-in-law, Mary H Carter of Marysville, CA; seven grandsons; one granddaughter (Tricia Foster); 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (NE Row 10)

Charlton, Mary Ethel

CHARLTON, MARY ETHEL                                                                January 15, 1914 – September 14, 1998

Services for Mary Ethel Charlton, 83, of Euless were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998 at Alexander Chapel in Naples.  Mrs. Charlton was born January 15, 1915 in Omaha.  She died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998 in Bedford.  Mrs. Charlton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Omaha and a former resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Joy Charlton of Euless; two granddaughters, Denise Kaltenbach of Broken Bow OK, and Melissa Charlton of Euless; and four great-grandchildren.  Interment was in the Omaha Cemetery.  The Rev. Neal Thornburg and the Rev. Glenn Griffith officiated.  Alexander Funeral Home of Naples was in charge of services.    (G Row 11)

Coffey, James Peek

COFFEY, JAMES PEEK                                                                       September 27, 1912 – May 19, 1998

James Peek Coffey, 85, of Omaha, died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 10 am, Thursday, May 21, at the First United Methodist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Lanny Peek and the Rev. Hugh Gibbs officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  A Masonic graveside service was conducted and honorary pallbearers were members of the David Elliott Masonic Lodge.  Mr. Coffey was born September 27, 1912, in Omaha.  He was a World War II veteran, a 60 year member of the David Elliott Masonic Lodge #364 in Omaha, a member of the Shrine Temple of Dallas, and a member of the Omaha First United Methodist Church.  He was a lifelong cattle rancher and retired as an assistant fire chief from the Red River Army Depot fire department.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Norene Nipper Jones.  Survivors include his wife, Senia, of Omaha; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Brenda Coffey of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Bruce Morland of Prattville, AL; four grandchildren, Brandi Derrick and David James Coffey of Omaha, and Maya and Brendan Morland of Prattville, AL; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters and a brother-in-law, Francis Ethridge of Weslaco, Edith Kent and Dollie Mae Scaff of DeSoto, Mont Coffey of Orange, TX, and Eddie Ford of the Los Angeles, CA, area.   (G Row 9)

Coffey, Tommie C.

COFFEY, TOMMIE C                                                                        May 3, 1927 – June 24, 1998

Tommie C. Coffey, 71, of Naples, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Monday, June 28, at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at Naples, with the Rev. James Boyce and the Rev. Q. T. Williams officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mr. Coffey was born May 3, 1927 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coffey.  He was a member of the N. S. Curry Church at an early age.  Survivors include his wife, Georgia Wright Coffey; four daughters, Ester Mason, Anna Hill and Mary Hill, all of Naples, and Georgia Mae Boyd of Dallas; one son, Lumdale Wright of Naples; three sisters, Ella Mae Carpenter and Jewel Heath of Naples, and Martha White of Arlington; two brothers, Lourenza Coffey and George Coffey of Naples; an aunt, Minnie Stiggers of Naples; an uncle, Jim Coffey of Greenville; twenty grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.  (Sec C, L South Side)

Cramer, Othell

CRAMER, OTHELL                                                                          October 13, 1938 – November 18, 1998

Othell Cramer, 60, of McKinney, died Wednesday, November 18, 1998, in McKinney.  Services were Saturday, November 21, 1998 at the Omaha First Baptist Church with the Rev. William Germon officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Cramer was born October 13, 1938, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker and attended Omaha First Baptist Church and Freewill Baptist Church in McKinney.  Survivors include seven sons, Richard Johnson, Floyd Everett, Martinez Cramer, and Arnold Cramer of McKinney; James Cramer and Tommy Cramer of Palestine, Jimmy Cramer of Colorado City; mother, Narcissie Johnson of Omaha; three brothers, Sam Johnson Jr., and William Johnson of Ft. Worth, Robert Johnson of Naples; six sisters, Maurine Johnson of Miami, Cubbie Crawford of Dallas, Winnie Price and Thelma Johnson of Ft. Worth, Shirley Anderson of Arlington, and Novell Lockett of Omaha; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  (BL Row 6)

Denweed, Eddie

DENWEED, EDDIE                                                                           November 12, 1924 – June 17, 1998

Eddie Denweed, 73, of Naples, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Wednesday, June 24, at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery.  Mr. Denweed was born November 12, 1924, in Naples.  He was a retired cook with Arlington Community Hospital, and a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Earnest Hubbard of Arlington; three brothers, George Coffey, Tommie Coffey and Lourenza Coffey, all of Naples; three sisters, Ella Mae Carpenter and Jewel Heath, both of Naples, and Martha White of Arlington; and two grandchildren.  ( Sec C, L South Side)

Derrick, Edgar Leslie "Ed"

DERRICK, EDGAR (ED) LESLIE                                                  July 29, 1935 – October 22, 1998

Services for Edgar (Ed) Leslie Derrick, 64, of Omaha were held Sunday, Oct. 25, 2998 at Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral home in Mt. Pleasant.  Mr. Derrick was born July 29, 1935.  He died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998 at his home in Omaha.  He was the son of James N. and Jocie V. Cochran Derrick.  He was a salesman with Welch Gas Company in Naples, and he served in the United States Army.  He is survived by his wife, Penny Derrick of Omaha; daughter and sons-in-law, Pam and Ronnie Amerson of Omaha and Kim and Doug Atkins of Los Angeles, CA; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Kim Derrick of Cookville and Steve and Shelly Derrick of Omaha; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Jeanette Derrick of Omaha; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Donnie Ebarb of Bossier City, LA; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sharlene and Bob Marsh of McArthur, CA; 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Burial was in Omaha Cemetery.

(G Row 14)

Derrick, Jocie Victoria "Priss" Cochran

DERRICK, JOCIE VICTORIA (PRISS) COCHRAN                      June 19, 1913 – August 1, 1998

Victoria “Priss” Derrick, 85, of Omaha, died Saturday, August 1, 1998, at the Sunrise Health Center in Omaha.  Graveside services were at 10:30 am, Monday at the Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Amerson and the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Services were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Derrick was born June 19, 1913, in Omaha.  She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, a member of the Sunshine Auxiliary and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Don Ebard of Bossier City, LA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edgar and Penny Derrick, all of Omaha; a brother, John Cochran of  Omaha; 15 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Nolan Derrick on December 26, 1989.  (G Row 14)

Falls, William James "Bill"

William James “Bill” Falls, 75, of Daingerfield, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at the Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Graveside services were at 4:30 pm, Thursday, April 30, at the Daingerfield Cemetery with the Rev. Marietta Walker officiating, and under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Mr. Falls was born January 3, 1923, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a US Navy veteran, serving during World War II.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Naples, owned and operated Falls TV Sales & Service for 40 years, was a past president of the Daingerfield Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the Daingerfield Housing Authority for 30 years.  Survivors include his wife, LaVerne Falls of Daingerfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Diane Falls of Irving; a brother, Russell Falls of Marshall, AR; and four grandchildren, Jason Brown, Ryan Falls, Mitch Falls and Leslie Wright of Irving. (Location Unknown)

Flemming, Roosevelt

FLEMMING, ROOSEVELT                                                                February 28, 1912 – July 29, 1998

Roosevelt Flemming, 86, of Omaha, died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 2 pm Saturday, August 1, at the Mt. Mitchell Church of Christ in Daingerfield, with Will Williams officiating.  Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery.  Mr. Flemming was born February 28, 1912, in Morris Co. He was a retired farmer and member of the Mt. Mitchell Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Arilla Flemming, and three sons, Timothy, Charles, and Weldon.  Survivors include ten children, Arvella Woodson, Willie, Mary, Spud, Ray, Floyd, Lonita Ashley, Lester, Lonnie, and Roosevelt Jr; seven sisters, Lealtus Brooks, Hattie Goodman, Imogene Hill, Charlie Maye York, Lois Elliott, Lillie Luster and Leola Turner; three brothers, O. J. (Bright), Arthur, Norris and H B; 43 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.  (L Side of Dr Beg at Entr)

Flood, Tina Michelle

FLOOD, TINA MICHELLE                                                                 March 14, 1975 – December 1, 1998

Services for Tina Michelle Flood, 23, of Houston, formerly of Lone Star will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, December 5, 1998 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Daingerfield with the Rev. Ted White officiating.  Burial will be in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Tina was born March 14, 1975 in Naples and died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 in Houston.  She attended school at Paul Pewitt and Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD.  She was a Methodist.  She is survived by her mother and stepfather; Regena and Tom Birdwell of Lone Star; father and stepmother, Danny and Nena Flood of Nederland; four brothers, Jody Oddo of Dallas, Chris Flood of Ore City, Andy Grinage of Maud, and Christopher Birdwell of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Dawn Flood of Nederland and Kristin Birdwell of Mt. Vernon; grandparents, Betty and Powell Craker of Houston, and Buck and Elaine Perkins of Omaha, and a very special friend, Justin Chapman of Houston; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  (Unknown Location)

Fountain, Jesse Bervil Jesse Bervil Fountain, 69, of Omaha, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998 in Omaha.  Graveside services were Wednesday, March 25 at the Concord Cemetery at Omaha under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  A memorial service was conducted at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at San Augustine on Saturday, March 28, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Thompson officiating.  Mr. Fountain was born April 8, 1928 in San Augustine County.  He was retired from the United States Postal Service in Nacogdoches.  He graduated from Camp Worth High School and the Nacogdoches College of Business.  He served two years in the U. S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church of Omaha; seved as a deacon at Nacogdoches Missionary Baptist Church and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of San Augustine.  Preceding Mr. Fountain in death were his parents, Jim and Clyde Fountain; brothers J. D. Fountain, Lloyd Fountain, Welby Fountain, Terry Fountain and Ronnie Fountain; and a sister Rita Mitchell.  Survivors include his wife, Doris Cupit Fountain of Omaha, a son and daughter-in-law, Steven B. Fountain and Gail of Mesquite, a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Fountain Richey and Nolan of Omaha; grandchildren Jeremy B. Fountain and Stephanie Fountain of Mesquite, and Ryan Richey, Jake Richey and Luke Richey of Omaha; a brother Jerry Fountain; and sisters Faye Oliver, Billie Fountain, Jeannie Narlo, Polly Rutherford, Hazel Havard and Diana Wallace.
Galloway, Col. (Ret.) James Randall Col. (Ret.) James Randall Galloway, 66, of Omaha, died Tuesday, December 9, 1998 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12 at Concord Baptist Church under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  The Rev. Nolan  Richey officiated.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Stan Reed, Ken Watson, Billy Hanks, Glen Gray, Jerry Caddy and Johnny Boozer.  Col. Galloway was born June 28, 1932 in Omaha, the son of Thomas I. and Lucille Galloway.  He was a member of the Omaha High School Class of 1950 and a member of the Concord Baptist Church.  He was retired from the U. S. Air Force, where he was the recipient of the Combat Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Service Medal, along with many others.   He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Joe and Amy Galloway of Spokane, Washington; Scott and Robin Galloway of Colorado Springs, Colo; parents Thomas I. and Lucille Galloway of Brady; brother Frank Galloway of Gilmer; sister Joan McCord of Brady and grandchildren Jeff, Ben and Jenna Galloway.
Hamilton, H. R.

HAMILTON, H. R.                                                                                          August 23, 1908 – Aug 18, 1998

Services for H. R. Hamilton, 89, of Naples will be conducted Thursday, August 18, 1998 at 10 a.m. at the Naples First Baptist Church.  Mr. Hamilton was born August 23, 1908 in Sheridan, Arkansas.  He died August 18, 1998 in Naples.  Mr. Hamilton was a retired Paul Pewitt school superintendent.  He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Naples.  Mr. Hamilton was a 50-year member of the Beldon Masonic Lodge.  He was also a former teacher at Hubbard and Redwater and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Lola Hamilton of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law Chuck and Judy Hamilton of Naples; two grandchildren, Kate and Mike Hamilton of Naples; one brother, Joe Bob Hamilton of DeKalb; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers include Robert Hagler, Sam Hagler, Joe Mac Hamilton, Max Holder and J. W. Whiteman.  Interment will be in Hubbard Chapel Cemetery.  The Rev. Jack Cox and the Rev. Dan Darby will officiate.  Alexander Funeral Home of Naples is in charge of services.

Harper, Martha E. "Lizzie" Martha E. "Lizzie" Harper, 79 of Mount Pleasant died Friday, October 16, 1998 in a local medical center.  Mrs. Harper was born July 17, 1919 in Cookville, Texas.  she was a former teacher, bookkeeper and member of Highland Park Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Harper.  Survivors include her son, Sidney Harper of Mount Pleasant; one sister Bertha Mae Isbell of Mount Pleasant; one grandson, Timothy Harper of Mount Pleasant; one great-grandchild, Jesse Leigh Harper of Mount Pleasant; one brother-in-law,  Bill R. Harper of Dallas; two sisters-in-law, Paulene Justiss and Ozella Willmon of Mount Pleasant; and a number of other relatives.  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home with Joe Howard officiating.  Burial will be in Concord Cemetery.
Hart, Marie Deegear

HART, MARIE DEEGEAR                                                                             March 2, 1910 – April 27, 1998

Marie Hart, 88, of Omaha, died Monday, April 27, 1998, in Mt. Pleasant.  Graveside services were at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, April 29, at the Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating and under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Hart was born March 2, 1910.  She was a member of the Concord Baptist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, and a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one son, Wayne Hart of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, J. O Deegear of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren; and a number of great grandchildren. (E Row 9)

Hicks, Inez

HICKS, INEZ                                                                                                    January 3, 1916 – November 27, 1998

Services for Inez Hicks, 82, of Naples were conducted Monday, November 30, 1998 at the First Methodist Church in Naples.  Mrs. Hicks was born January 3, 1916.  She died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 in Austin.  Mrs. Hicks was a member of the First Methodist Church of Naples and a lifetime resident of Naples.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Richard Gossett of Cedar Park; two grandchildren, Alisse Gossett and Evan Gossett of Cedar Park; and one sister, Leola McWaters of Douglasville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin “Doc” Hicks.  (A Row 20)

Hicks, Rethel

HICKS, RETHEL                                                                                              February 11, 1911 – October 23, 1998

Services for Rethel Hicks, 87, of Naples were conducted Saturday, October 24, 1998 at the Naples First Baptist Church.  Mrs. Hicks was born February 11, 1911 in Grand Cane, LA.  She died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 in Naples.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a longtime resident of Naples.  Mrs. Hicks is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, R. A. and Carolyn Hicks of Dallas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lillian and Tommy Jones of Naples, Luna Belle and Joe Crocker of Marietta and Mary and Calvin Preston of Richardson; ? grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Hicks, Sr. and a son Roy Hicks, Jr.  Pallbearers were grandsons Younger Jones, Colley Jones, Cris Jones, Kyle Peek, Joe Berry, and Mike Mayhew.  The Rev. Joe Dan Perkins and the Rev. Lanny Peek officiated.  Burial was in Meadowview Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  (Row 2)

Higgins, Juanita E. Deal

HIGGINS, JUANITA E DEAL                                                                         September 18, 1909 – April 9, 1998

Juanita Higgins, 88, of Naples, died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at her residence.  Funeral services were at 10 am, Monday, April 13, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with Les Johnson officiating.  Burial was at Wilder Cemetery at Naples under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Ms. Higgins was born September 18, 1909, in Collin County, TX.  She was a member of the Church of Christ, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Miller of San Antonio; a brother, Eugene Deal of Irving; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Willie Giles Smith, Tommy G. Heard, W. G. Foster, Chris Miller, Rusty Miller and Carl Miller.  (A Row 19)

Hill, Johnny Ray

HILL, JOHNNY RAY                                                                                       February 10, 1944 – October 5, 1998

Services for Johnny Ray Hill, 54, were conducted Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 in Dallas at 10 a.m. and in Naples at 3 p.m.  Mr. Hill was born February 10, 1944 to Riley Hill, Sr. and Lillie Mae Isiah-Hill.  He died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998 in Dallas.  Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Debra Paylor Hill; a daughter, Delores Ann Hill-Ray of Dallas; one grandson, Jeremiah Cornelius Ray of Dallas; two sisters, Patricia L. Hill of Dallas and Obbie Lee Warren of Naples; four brothers, Riley Hill, Jr. of Dallas, Osborne Hill of Winnsboro, Elder Edward Obrian Hill of Dallas and James Anderson Hill of Englewood, CA; and a host of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a wife, Tommie Dell Harris and his parents.  Mr. Hill attended Carver Elementary and graduated from Carver High School.  Elder Eddie O’Steen, Jr. officiated.

Howell, Frank Earnest

HOWELL, FRANK EARNEST                                                                        March 28, 1920 – December 21, 1998

Services for Frank Earnest Howell, 78, of Naples, were held Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 at the Veal Switch Baptist Church with the Rev. H. G. Hargrave and Rev. Curtis Hall officiating.  Burial was in the Snow Hill Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Mr. Howell was born in New Boston, Mar. 28, 1920, and died Dec. 21, 1998 in Naples.  He was an ordained Assembly of God minister.  He attended Veal Switch Baptist Church.  Mr. Howell served in the Army during WWII and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.  He is survived by six daughters, Elizabeth McCurdy of Lebanon, PA; Mary Thir of Reno, NV; Rebecca Diffenderfer of Manheim, PA; Naomi Greeninger of Lebanon, PA; Martha Bicksler of Myerstown, PA; Ruth Showers of Jonestown, PA; two sons, John Howell of Omaha; James Howell of Harrisberg, PA; four brothers, Wesley Howell of Omaha; Roy Howell of Camarillo, CA; James Howell of Hughes Springs; Richard Howell of FL; two sisters, Pauline Clark of Atlanta; and Gladys Reese of Cookville; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Earnest Howell.  (Location Unknown)

Huey, Mary Rodgers

HUEY, MARY RODGERS                                                                               September 10, 1947 – March 14, 1998

Mary Rodgers Huey, 50, of Naples, died Saturday, March 14, 1998, in a Tyler hospital.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Wednesday, March 18, at the Norris S. Curry CME Church in Naples, with the Rev. Q. T. Williams officiating.  Burial was at the Morning Star Cemetery in Naples, under the direction of the Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.  Mrs. Huey was born September 10, 1947, in Cass County.  She was a homemaker and member of the Norris S Curry CME Church.  Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Eugene Huey of Naples; her mother, Anita Nickleberry of Naples; her father, Wilburn Rodgers of Oxnard, CA; her step-father, A. D. Nickleberry of Salt Lake City, UT; a grandmother, Odella Nickleberry of Naples; three sons, William H. Rainey Jr, of Austin, Rickey Huey and Tracy Huey of Naples; two daughters, Tijuana Huey of Naples, and Carla Nickleberry of Longview; a brother, Calvert Nickleberry of Naples; three sisters, Carolyn Nickleberry of Linden, Merlyn Lafayette of Naples, and Cynthia Kidd of Waco; six grandchildren; and many other relatives.(Sec C L Southside)

King, Carolyn Finese

KING, CAROLYN FINESE                                                                              August 28, 1950 – May 16, 1998

Funeral services for Carolyn Finese King of Inglewood, CA, formerly of Naples, were at 1 pm, Saturday, May 23, 1998, at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Rochelle, the Rev. Q. T. Williams and the Rev. Weldon Daniels officiating.  She was the daughter of the late Irene Cledell King and John Howard.  Her mother and sister, Dorothy, preceded her in death.  Survivors include a brother, Lowell Gene Huey of Beaumont; a son, Jerrod Ballard of Los Angeles; three aunts and an uncle, Mrs. Classie Reed of Beaumont, and Mrs. Wilma Johnson and Mrs. Hazel Porter, both of Naples; Herman King of Naples; and a host of cousins and friends.  Burial was in the John H. Harmon Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Adrian Porter, Billy Glenn Tarver, Geromy Tarver, Hurley Tarver, Sr., Weldon Davis Daniels III, and Larry Betts. (Marker Sec D R)

Lincecum, Mary Francis Gray

LINCECUM, MARY FRANCIS GRAY                                                          May 27, 1923 – September 20, 1998

Mary Francis Lincecum, 75, of San Angelo, TX, died Sunday, September 20, 1998, in a San Angelo hospital.  Funeral services were at 3 pm, Monday, September 21, at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Ramon officiating.  Burial was Wednesday, September 23, at the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Lincecum was born May 27, 1923, in Omaha to George Dewey and Annie Marie Wallace Gray.  She was a former employee of the Houston Post and the Houston Chronicle.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Judy Hassell.  Survivors include her husband, Hollis “Bill” Lincecum of San Angelo; two sons, Charles Ray Franklin of San Angelo and Robert Wesley Haddock of Houston; two daughters, Virginia Louise Hancock of Texarkana and Eva Marie McNew of San Angelo; one step-daughter, Rita Jeanette Thompson of Arlington; one sister, Maudine Ellington of Mt. Pleasant; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (E Row 4)

Longino, Clifford Harmon

LONGINO, REV. CLIFFORD HARMON                                                      June 3, 1916 – September 17, 1998

Services for the Rev. Clifford Harmon Longino, 82, of Omaha were conducted Saturday, September 19, 1998 at the First Baptist Church in Omaha. The Rev. Longino was born June 3, 1916 in Fouke, AR.  He died Thursday, September 17, 1998 in Mt. Pleasant.  The Rev. Longino was pastor emeritus of the First Baptist Church in Omaha.  He also served as pastors of churches in Texas and Minnesota, and as minister of music in Texas and Arkansas during his 38-year ministry.  He was a member of the David Elliott Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star.  Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Longino of Omaha; one daughter, Minerva Longino of Houston; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim Pat and Colleen Longino of Tucson, Arizona: one brother and sister-in-law, James F. and Nan Longino of New Boston; one sister, Ada Thorton of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister-in-law, Joyce Price of Omaha; one brother-in-law, Barnette Price and wife, Christine of Texarkana; numerous nieces and nephews.  Interment was in the Omaha Cemetery.  The Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiated assisted by the Rev. Glenn Griffith and the Rev. Jan Blackburn.  Services were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  (J Row 6 BL 16)

Martin, James A. "Jack"

James A “Jack” Martin, 91, of Daingerfield, died Friday, January 2, 1998, in a Mt. Pleasant, TX, hospital.  Mr. Martin was born February 4, 1906, in Daingerfield.  He was a self-employed farmer, carpenter, employee of General Dynamics and member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James Allen and Martha Martin of Tullohoma, TN; two daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn Lynch Smires of Hughes Springs, TX, and Billie Faye and Jerry Traylor of Daingerfield; five grandchildren, Marsha Willis of Huntsville, AL, Michael Martin of Murfreesboro, TN, Kevin Traylor of Austin, Jill Cox of Garland, TX, and Kathy Upton of Longview, TX; and nine great grandchildren.  Services will be 2 pm Sunday at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Hinkle officiating.  Burial will be in Daingerfield Cemetery. 

McCook, William Gerald William Gerald McCook died Tuesday, February 17, 1998 in Anderson, South Carolina.  Graveside services were held Sunday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Concord Cemetery in Omaha.  Mr. McCook was born June 5, 1929 in Midland, the son of Alonzo Harmon McCook and Lucille Boozer McCook.  Survivors include his wife Marie McCook; daughters Barbara Smith, Lynne McCook, Cindy Marie McCook; son Dale McCook; brother Frank McCook; sisters Lou Morton, Glenda Allen; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
Morris, Jerry Wayne Jerry Wayne Morris, 62, of Omaha died at his home Monday, August 17, 1998 in Omaha.  He was born October 29, 1935 in Omaha.  Services were conducted Wednesday, August 19, 1998 in Naples at the Alexander Funeral Home.  Mr. Morris was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Naples and a life-time resident of Morris County.  Survivors include two sons, Milton Morris of Dallas and Michael Morris of Omaha; a daughter, Mona Wiley of Naples; and two grandchildren, Jake Wiley and Randi Wiley of Naples.  Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his brother Jack Morris and parents Luther and Demmie Parker Morris.  Pallbearers included Richard Wright, Buddy Boozer, Jerry Pope, Jackie Morris, Frank Caldwell and J. T. Clayton.  Interment was in Concord Cemetery.  The Rev. Nolan Richey officiated.
Reeves, Mildred C.

REEVES, MILDRED C                                                                                         August 21, 1995 – February 21, 1998

Mildred C  Reeves, 42, of Omaha, died Saturday, February 21, 1998, at Titus Regional Medical

Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Thursday, February 26, at the Omaha First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kerry Duffey officiating.  Burial was in the Belle Haven Cemetery at Omaha under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  Ms. Reeves was born August 21, 1955 at Levelland, TX.  She was a member of the Omaha First Baptist Church, and was a homemaker.  Survivors include four sisters, Brenda Reeves of Lancaster, Margaret Williams of Omaha, Doris Walker of Duncanville, and Frances Winn of Tulsa; and her mother, Mildred E. Reeves of Omaha.  Other survivors are five aunts, Berniece Casell of Dallas, Mattie Edwards of Ft. Worth, Martha Greenwood of Garland, Verdell Warren of Ft. Worth and Sue Turner of Ft. Worth; two uncles, Howard Warren Jr., of Naples, and Jack Edwards of San Francisco; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. (L of Drive)

Reyno, Lola Mae

REYNO, LOLA MAE                                                                                          -- May 11, 1998

Lola Mae Reyno, 80, of Naples, died Monday, May 11, 1998.  Burial was at the Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Survivors include one nephew, Charles Knowles of Naples; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Church of Christ, and a former resident of Wildarado, TX.  (Location Unknown)

Richardson, Jeffery Wayne

RICHARDSON, JEFFERY WAYNE                                                                 September 15, 1975-December 22, 1998

Jeffery Wayne Richardson, 23, of Naples, died Tuesday, December 22, 1998, at Wadley Hospital in Texarkana.  Funeral services were held Thursday, December 24, 1998 at 2 pm at Life Tabernacle in Naples under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Horn and the Rev. Henry Grubbs officiating.  Interment was held at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Pall bearers were Jimmy White, Jeremy White, Billy Waggoner, Marion McCellon, Tony McCellon, Jason Cyphers and Bruce Richardson.  Mr. Richardson was born September 15, 1975 in Naples, the son of Roy and Carla Richardson.  He was a lifetime resident of Naples, an employee of the City of Hughes Springs and a member of the Life Tabernacle Church.  He is survived by his parents Roy and Carla Richardson of Naples; sister Candy Richardson of Naples; paternal grandmother Merle Richardson of Naples; maternal grandmother Virgie White of Daingerfield; one niece, Hollie and one nephew, Cory.   (SW Row 7A)

Rivers, Anys Leon

RIVERS, ANYS LEON                                                                                       January 30, 1914  --  November 25, 1998       

A. L. Rivers, 84, of Omaha, died Wednesday, November 25, 1998, at the Titus County Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Graveside services were Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at the Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Nolan Richey and the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Services were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mr. Rivers was born January 30, 1914, in Naples.  He was a farmer and rancher, a member of the First Baptist Church, and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include his wife, Lelia E. Rivers of Omaha; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Mary Ann Rivers of Omaha; two grandsons, Mike L. Rivers of Corpus Christi and Gary Rivers of Omaha; a step-granddaughter, Sara Nix of Omaha; two nieces; and two great grandchildren.  (B Row 12)

Robertson, Bonnie Stean Rivers

ROBERTSON, BONNIE STEAN RIVERS                                                      December 30, 1934 – Dec 29, 1998

Services for Bonnie Stean Rivers Robertson, 63, of Daingerfield were held Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 at the Mt. Mitchell Church of Christ in Daingerfield, with Bro. Joe Rivers, Sr. officiating.  Interment was held in the Rivers Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.  Mrs. Robertson died December 29, 1998 at her home in Daingerfield.  She was born December 30, 1034 in Morris Co.  She was a homemaker, and a Baptist.  She was preceded in death by her parents, D. C. and Sallie Rivers; three sisters, Luck, Icclair, and Essie Rivers.  She is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Pauline and Randolph Bryson of Omaha, Diann Robertson of Omaha, and Shanda Ann Robertson of Omaha; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Curtis Robertson of Omaha, Marbel N Robertson of Mt. Pleasant, and Danny L and Ulanvera P Robertson of Lawton, OK; two grandsons, Daniel M Robertson, and Dewayne Robertson; seven sisters, Lorene Mayes, Nina Mae Williams, Inez Rivers, Clara Mae Johnson, Truella Johnson, Bertha Lee Brown, all of Omaha and Hattie Mae Rockwell of Mt. Pleasant; two half-sisters, Martina Hogan and Temeka Pleasant; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  (Location Unknown)

Robinson, Johnnie Mae

ROBINSON, JOHNNIE MAE                                                                          August 2, 1903 – October 20, 1998

Services for Johnnie Mae Robinson, 95, of Houston, formerly of Naples, were conducted Saturday, October 24, 1998 at Antioch Baptist Church.  Mrs. Robinson was born August 2, 1903, in Morris Co.  She died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in a Houston hospital.  She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Robinson.  Survivors include one daughter, Eddie Mae Larry of Houston; and two sister, Dianne Cole of Houston and Minnie Lewis of Naples.  Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Tumey Mortuary.  The Rev. James Boyce officiated.  (Sec A-R)

Rutland, Henry Taylor Henry Taylor Rutland, 89, of New Boston died Sunday May 3, 1998 in a Texarkana hospital.  Mr. Rutland was born September 12, 1908 in Mount Pleasant, Texas.  He was a retired butcher and member of Tapp Memorial United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 69 and Order of the Eastern Star 700.  Survivors include his wife, Valarie Rutland of New Boston; two daughters and one son-in-law, Lajuan and David Fannin of Maud, Texas, and Henrietta Bass of Pittsburg, Texas; five grandchildren, Eric Fannin, Monica Davis, Patrick Fannin, Joseph Bass and David Bass; and one great-grandchild, Mason Fannin.  Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Bates-Rolf Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Charles Fannin and Gregory Megill officiating.  Burial will be in Concord Cemetery.  Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  The family will be at their home.
Shaw, Dayne

SHAW, DAYNE                                                                                                 November 25, 1933 – March 7, 1998

Dayne Shaw, 64, of Naples, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, at his home after a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were at 2:30 pm, Monday, March  9, at the First Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty and the Rev. Dwayne Higgins officiating.  Burial was in the Creekmore Cemetery near Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mr. Shaw was born at Naples, November 25, 1933.  He was a general contractor, an owner of Shaw and Sons Construction Inc., the owner of Shaw’s Ace Hardware of Naples, a member of the Operating Engineers International Union, the Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Naples-Omaha Lions Club, and he was a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Rose Shaw of Naples; two sons and daughters-in-law, Griffin and Brenda Shaw of Naples, and Jimmy and Randa Shaw of Omaha; five grandchildren, Mitchell Shaw, Jennifer Shaw, MacKenzie Shaw, Jacob Shaw and Jacy Shaw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Stevens, H. Morris "Steve"

STEVENS, H. MORRIS                                                                                   October 19, 1913 – March 9, 1998

H. Morris (Steve) Stevens, 84, of Austin, died Monday, March 9, 1998, after a brief illness.  Rosary was recited at 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 12, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home in Austin.  The mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 am, Friday, March 13, at St. Austin’s Catholic Church in Austin, with the Rev. Tom Clerkin, CSP as celebrant.  Interment followed at Assumption Cemetery in Austin.  Mr. Stevens was born in Omaha, to Harvey Bunyan Stevens and Nona Boyet Stevens on October 19, 1913.  He worked for the state treasurer’s office for 46 ˝ years, serving as chief clerk for many years under state treasurers Jesse James and Warren G. Harding.  He served on many state committees and was an officer of the Texas Public Employees Association.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who always put his family first in his life.  The family has fond memories of family gatherings, vacations and golfing.  Mr. Stevens was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Gwendolyn Schieffer Stevens, on July 6, 1984; and by a brother, John Boyet Stevens of Daingerfield, on July 12, 1976.  He is survived by his children, Nancy Stevens Hrin and her husband, Thomas, Nona Stevens Rogers and her husband, Richard, Morris Stevens Jr., and his wife, polly, and son, Mike Stevens, all of Austin; grandchildren, Elizabeth Hrin Haag, Jeanette Hrin, Steven Hrin, Daniel Rogers, Ben Rogers, Sarah Stevens, Patrick Stevens and Rebekah Stevens; great grandchildren, Joshua Haag and Zachary Haag; a brother, W. Clarence Stevens, and his wife, Jerry Stevens of Omaha; a sister Mildred Lohmann, of Omaha; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Stewart, Herman

STEWART, HERMAN                                                                                  May 2, 1926 – January 19, 1998

Herman Stewart, 71, of Sherman, TX, died Monday, January 19, 1998, in Sherman.  Funeral services were at 1 pm, Thursday, January 22, at the Williams Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Naples, with the Rev. J. M. Brooks officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples.  Mr. Stewart was born May 2, 1926, in Morris County.  He was retired from the UniRoyal/Goodrich Company and was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.  Preceding him in death were two wives, Evelyn Newhouse Stewart and Frances Chapman Stewart.  Survivors include four daughters and one son-in-law, Ella Mae and Joe Roberson of Daingerfield, Ivory Lee Mask of CA, and Alice Faye Jones and Linda Chapman, both of Sherman, TX; a brother, Leon Stewart of Wichita, KS; nine grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.  (BL Row 9)

Stigers, Bobby Wayne

STIGERS, BOBBY WAYNE                                                                         October 14, 1947 – September 8, 1998

Memorial services for Bobby Wayne Stigers, 40, of Omaha were conducted Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998 at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. John Smith and the Rev. Fred Hargrave officiating.  Mr. Stigers was born October 14, 1947 in Naples.  He died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998 in Naples.  He was an automobile mechanic and a member of the Union Baptist Church.  Survivors include his mother, Willie Stigers of Omaha, two brothers, Danny Stigers of Lancaster and Travis Stigers of Conroe; four sisters, Margaret Caldwell and Dorothy Greenwood of Austin, Velma Harrison of Dallas and Francis Stigers of DeSoto; 12 nieces and seven grand nephews and nieces.  Graveside services and burial were in Bellheaven Cemetery in Omaha under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  (Left Side of Drive)

Surratt, Orvel L. Orvel L. Surratt, 80, of Omaha died Monday December 14, 1998 at Titus Regional Medical Center, Mt. Pleasant, Texas.  Services were heldd at  2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 15 at Concord Baptist Church.  Officiating was the Rev. Nolan Richey and the Rev. Glen Griffith.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Pallbearers were Randy Clayton, John Clayton, Malvin Hall, Wallace Hall, Charlie Hall,  Bobby Hamilton and Gary Surratt.  Curtis Hamilton  served as honorary pallbearer.  Born September 6, 1919 in Linden, TX.,  Mr. Surratt was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Company; was a veteran of World War II and a member of Concord Baptist Church.  He was a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include his wife, Louise Clayton Surratt of Omaha, two sons and daughters-in-law, Robbie and Betsy Surratt of Lindale and Donnie and Vickie Surratt of Mount Vernon; one daughter and son-in-law Connie and Willard Johnson of Bonham; two brothers, F. W. "Dude" Surratt of Hughes Springs and Jim Surratt of Linden; one sister Hazel Hall of Linden and seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Taylor, Mable

Mable Taylor, 86, of Daingerfield, died Monday, November 23, 1998, in a Longview hospital.  Services were Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Daingerfield, with the Rev. Don Hill officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  Mrs. Taylor was born September 4, 1912 in Morris County.  She was a Baptist and the owner of a beauty shop.  Survivors include two brothers, Homer McGraw of Texarkana and Lester Hill of San Antonio; three sisters, Jimmie Mae Harris of Omaha, Lanissia Wormley of Amarillo, and Helen Smith of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Terrell, Josephine Tigert

Mrs. Josephine Tigert Terrell, 76, of Lone Star, died Friday, April 24, 1998, in Longview.  Funeral services were at 2 pm Monday, April 27, at the South Union Baptist Church in Daingerfield, with the Rev. William Hitt and the Rev. Neal Clark officiating.  Burial was in Clark Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home of Daingerfield.  Mrs. Terrell was born March 12, 1922, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a member of the South Union Missionary Baptist Church, and was a lifetime resident of Morris County.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Clifford Terrell in 1987.  Survivors include three sons, Freddie M. (Bo) and wife, Mary Katherine Terrell of Cleveland, Texas, Mike and wife, Jane Terrell of Argyle, Texas, and Clifford Ronald and wife, Rebecca Terrell of Lone Star; four daughters, Melva Ann and husband, Ray Pitts of Liberty City, Mary Jo and husband, Bill Withem of Kilgore, Brenda Kay and husband, Gene Harris of Cleburne, and Tori Kim and husband, Bryan Bassett of Lone Star; three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. George Tigert, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ray Tigert, and Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Smith, all of Shreveport, La.; three sisters, Mildred Terrell of Daingerfield, Ruby Ivy of Lake Cherokee, and Lucy McCollum of Naples; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Royce and wife, Margaret Terrell of Daingerfield; and a sister-in-law, Helen Phillips of Lone Star. (C Row 9)

Thigpen, Elizabeth

THIGPEN, ELIZABETH                                                                                                September 3, 1918 – July 16, 1998

Elizabeth Thigpen, 79, of Naples, died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  Funeral services were at 10:30 am, Saturday, July 18, at the Rocky Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hinkle and the Rev. Bob Oden officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Serving as pallbearers were Kenny Clubb, Jeff Clubb, Ronnie Connor, Danny Connor, Sonny Whitecotton and Bruce Nix.  Mrs. Thigpen was born September 3, 1918, at Naples.  She was a member of the Rocky Branch Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of the Rocky Branch community.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra, her husband, Martin, and a grandson, Jim Garrett.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Sherri Thigpen of Naples; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Bill Garrett of Naples and Debbie and Charles Vaughn of Hughes Springs; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Berniece Whitecotton of New Boston, and Thelma Thigpen of Omaha; and several nieces and nephews.  (NE Row 5)

Tigert, George Wilton George Wilton Tigert, 85, of Lone Star, died Sunday, March 1, 1998 in a Pittsburgh, Texas hospital.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at the South Union Missionary Baptist Church near Daingerfield, with the Rev. Neal Clark officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery.  Mr. Tigert was born November 12, 1912 in Daingerfield.  He was retired from the U. S. Air Force, a member of the South Union Baptist Church, the Iron Bluff Masonic Lodge, the Lone Star Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a York Rite Mason, Shriner and World War II veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Esther Tigert of Lone Star; one son Jim Lyle of Lone Star; one daughter Karen Brandshaw of Pittsburgh; four sisters, Lucy McCollum of Naples, Ruby  Ivy of Lake Cherokee, Josephine Terrell of Lone Star and Mildred Terrell of Daingerfield; three brothers, George Tigert, Bobby Ray Tigert and Rubin W. Smith of Shreveport; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Vickers, Bobbie Lee Services for Bobbie Lee Vickers, 91, of Omaha were held Sunday, November 1, 1998 at Concord Baptist Church.  Mrs. Vickers was born April 7, 1907 in Omaha.  She died Friday, October 30, 1998 in a local nursing home.  She was a member of the Methodist Church in Omaha,  Eastern Star,  and a longtime resident of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983.  Survivors include two sisters, Montie Simpson and Annie Gilstrap of Omaha; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Services were at Concord Baptist Church with the Revs. Glenn Griffith and Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial was in Concord Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Steve Russell, Perry Simpson, Randy Clayton, Robbie Surratt, Joe Redfearn and Richard Wright.  Memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church.  
Vickers, Vernon Wayne

VICKERS, VERNON WAYNE                                                                                       August 22, 1928 - January 11, 1998     

Vernon Wayne Vickers  family and friends were invited to a gathering at 1:00 p.m. January 24, in the Concord Baptist Church fellowship hall to honor the memory of Vernon Wayne Vickers who died January 11, 1998, in Brownsville, Texas, where he and Peggy, his wife of 33 years,  had spent their winters for the past several years.  Mr. Vickers was born August 22, 1928.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys Beasley and Dewey T. Vickers.  He is survived by a daughter, Tonye McKinney; sons, David Vickers and Vernon Bill Vickers; grandson Kris Vickers; stepsons, Jerry Gunby and Mitch Gunby; step-grandchildren, Marcus, Chausa McCally, Amy, Krysta and Bryan; brothers, Dillon Vickers and Bill Beasley Vickers;  sisters, Corrine Womack, Shirley Hunt and Carolyn Evans; 17 nieces and nephews, numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Vernon's ashes were scattered January 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gulf of Mexico.

Williams, Marie

WILLIAMS, MARIE                                                                                                      June 25, 1914 – August 29, 1998

Marie K. Williams, 84, of Lone Star, died Saturday, August 29, 1998, in Omaha.  Services were Tuesday, September 1, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. John Stone and the Rev. Janet Blackburn officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mrs. Williams was born June, 25, 1914, in Omaha, NE. She was a Baptist and attended the First Baptist Church in Lone Star.  She was a longtime resident of Lone Star.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Buck Perkins of Omaha; two sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard and Margaret Luttring of San Bernadino, CA, and Robert and Barbara O’Brien of Boston, MA; two stepdaughters and a son-in-law, Janice Patrick of Kingwood, TX, and Margaret and Earl Reeves of Dallas; six grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were Jodie Hubnik, Ronnie McKenzie, Billy Linex, Kelly McClure, Bill Patridge and James Meadows.  (L Row 2 BL 30)

Wright, Glenn Ponder Glenn Ponder Wright, 65, of Omaha, died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at his home after a brief illness.  Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 23,  at the Concord Missionary Baptist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Nolan Richey, the Rev. Harold Amerson and the Rev. Glen Griffith officiating.  Burial was at the Concord Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mr. Wright was retired from the Texas Highway Department.  He was a Korean War veteran, a rancher, and a member of the Concord Missionary Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by one son, Larry, and his mother, Mrs. Lucille Ponder Wright.  Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lilly Wright of Omaha; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Lila Wright of Mt. Pleasant, and Mark and Sandy Wright of Longview; one daughter-in-law Rhonda Wright of Redwater; his father Bentley Wright of Omaha; a brother and sister-in-law Jesse and Brenda Wright of Omaha; and grand children, Justin and Stephanie Wright of Redwater, Abby and Daniel Wright of Mt. Pleasant, and Caleb, Colin and Callie Wright of Longview.  Serving as pallbearers were Wes Howell, Jack Blackburn, Buddy Boozer, Jeff Swafford, Jimmy Kirby, Harry James Vissering, Michael Caldwell and Pete Brown.
Young, Nell McNatt

Nell McNatt Young, 83, of Naples, died Thursday, November 12, 1998, in a Longview hospital following a brief illness.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Sunday, November 15, at the First Baptist Church of Naples, with the Rev. Joe Dan Perkins and the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Young was born August 28, 1915, in Richland Springs.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Naples where she taught Sunday School classes for many years.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught at Paul H. Pewitt School and several years overseas, where her husband, Herman, worked in Thailand and Laos.  Following her retirement from Pewitt Schools, she taught in the GED program at Daingerfield for six years.  Mrs. Young was a graduate of East Texas State Teachers College but had attended New Mexico University, Lamar at Beaumont and Baylor University at Waco.  She traveled extensively and visited every state in the USA including Hawaii and Alaska, and also approximately 30 countries overseas.  She was a charter member of the Jonquil Garden Club of Naples, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Hudson Genealogy Society, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Retired Teachers Association.  Survivors include her husband, Herman Young of Naples; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas M and Pam Young of Spring, Texas; a daughter and son-in-aw, Carol and Harry Haggard of Gladewater; four grandchildren, Cary Haggard and Kevin Haggard of Gladewater, Katherine Cherise Harbour and husband, Todd, of Houston, and Ty Young of Spring; two great-grandsons, Taylor and Trevor Harbour of Houston, and one great-granddaughter, Hailey Harbour of Houston.  Serving as pallbearers were Buddy May, Buddy, Blue, Cliff Wyninegar, Charles Smith, Gerald Hampton and Ben Best.  (Turner Section Row 38A)

 

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